Can’t afford a big bucks ticket to the gala opening night of the new Metropolitan Opera season? No worries. See the performance FREE in Times Square. Continuing the Met’s annual tradition, Opening Night will be broadcast live to giant screens in Duffy Square, on Monday, Sept. 25.
Met Opera opening night features a new production of Bellini’s Norma, with the power trio of Sondra Radvanovsky, Joyce DiDonato, and Joseph Calleja in the principal roles, under the baton of Carlo Rizzi.
No tickets are required. Seats are first-come first-served at Duffy Square (between 46th and 47th Streets), with additional standing room available, starting at 6:30pm.
If you want to buy a Met Opera ticket, one of the best ticket deals in town is the Met’s popular Rush Ticket program, including the Opening Night Gala. There are one hundred orchestra tickets set aside for performances at the drastically reduced price of $25.
Also During Opening Week
Be sure to catch revivals of Puccini’s La Bohème, and Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, conducted by Music Director Emeritus James Levine.
Coming Soon: Norma Live in HD
The October 7 performance of Bellini’s Norma kicks off the Met’s season of Live in HD transmissions, seen in more than 2,000 theaters in 70 countries.